The Forest Preserve Foundation dedicates energy and resources needed to connect people with nature in Cook County. This grant funds restoration efforts in the Spring Creek Valley headwater and supports the conclusions provide in Openlands’ Status of Headwater Streams of Chicago Wilderness Report. Considering the priorities present in the Openlands report, the Forest Preserve Foundation will restore six acres around the Spring Creek Valley headwater. where currently two sedge meadows at the site are divided by a large wall of buckthorn, which is contributing to the erosion of Spring Creek’s streambanks.
Spring Creek Restoration